These statistics are based on monthly data submitted to the Planning Permit Activity Reporting System (PPARS) by all 80 Victorian responsible authorities.

Note that as of publication, 89% of responsible authorities had submitted the data for January 2019. It does not contain data from Central Goldfields, Darebin, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Mildura, Mount Alexander, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.

Previous months' data has been updated to this publication date.

The availability of Ministerial Data:

Due to an unresolved technical issue with internal DELWP systems, the PPARS monthly report data does not currently include any applications or decisions made by the Minister for Planning from August 2018.

This report covers information for the state aggregated and presented at four levels:

  • statewide
  • metropolitan Melbourne and rural/regional Victoria,
  • three metropolitan and three rural/regional subregions
  • the individual planning schemes.

View PPARS monthly reports prior to June 2015.

Planning Permit Activity Report

The Planning Permit Activity Report presents four levels of data, a list of the planning schemes that comprise each level of reporting can be viewed here (PDF, 266.2 KB).

Statewide planning permit activity

The permit activity occurring within each local government area is aggregated to provide a statewide summary position.

Statewide report

Planning permit activity by metropolitan and rural Victoria

Information is aggregated to provide a perspective on metropolitan Melbourne and rural/regional Victoria.

Planning permit activity by subgroup

Compare three metropolitan and three rural subgroups that have similar planning activity or geography.

Planning permit activity by municipality

The level, nature and scale of activity varies across the many municipalities in the state, reflecting different locational, social, economic, environmental and historical situations.

Permit decisions by scheme

This chart shows the number of decisions made in each of the 82 planning scheme areas and the percentage decided within sixty days. Click the image for an enlarged PDF of the chart.

Applications decided during the month by planning scheme

Download a spreadsheet of the data in the graph above (Excel, 11.3 KB).

Referrals, public notice and further information - financial year to date

This chart shows the number of applications received in each of the 82 planning scheme areas that have been referred, where public notice was required or where further information was requested for the financial year to date. Click the image for an enlarged PDF of the chart.

Applications with referrals, public notice or further information - FYTD by planning scheme

Download a spreadsheet of the data in the graph above (Excel, 11.4 KB).


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Page last updated: 19/02/19